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July 2013

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First, I would like to thank all of you who wrote so kindly to me after our last newsletter. Please forgive me if you did not hear from me direct, but be assured, your expressions of support were well received and appreciated.

July here is the height of summer.  It's holiday time and being only two hours from the beach has its advantage.  It got me thinking and remembering back to "the day" - what were some of the favorite holiday spots in Rhodesia.  I guess it all depends how rugged you were - was it a camping or caravan trip, a stay at a resort or something else?   Being in the Police we had access to the Police Holiday Cottages scattered throughout the country.  But I reckon half of the fun was just getting there and back.

I remember the time we traveled from Fort Victoria to Kariba at 50 m.p.h. as that was the speed limit then.   All that way with 2 small kids in a  Ford Anglia!   Needless to say, it took some time to get there, and just as long to get back.  Inyanga in July with a nice log fire every night, or up with the sun fishing on Lake Kyle.   Those 6 weeks a year leave, which could be accumulated, were great!   And we thought we had it tough!

What were your favorite holiday spots and what memories do you have of them in Rhodesia?   Do let us know and we will share them in our Down Memory Lane section.   Talking of that, we are resurrecting that section and would love to hear from you with anything you have to share.   Pay a visit to it on our Rhodesian Memories section at www.memoriesofrhodesia.com and take a wander.

Please, just a reminder to remember the Pensioners who still need help every month.  There are several worthwhile organizations that help carry the burden, or you can make a donation using Paypal from our website.

As you will see, we are going back to using a different format for our newsletter. We are open to suggestions as to design, content or format and would appreciate your feedback.

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Until next time

Dave Cushworth
www.memoriesofrhodesia.com

 

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RHODESIAN HISTORY: A LOOK AT JULY OVER THE YEARS

July, when the cold weather is set in. Winter clothes aboundand the pools are just too cold to swim in any more.

Winter in Africa.

See the headlines from July over the years as reported by The Herald.

 

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PENSIONERS UPDATE

Memories of Rhodesia is committed to supporting those old-age pensioners that are economic prisoners in Zimbabwe. 10% of our revenue goes to this cause. Working with Hope Unlimited, an established Christian organization, 100% of all monies are channeled through them.

The funds are then donated to various organizations who are doing a great job caring for the aged. The reports we get back from Zimbabwe are extremely encouraging, knowing that we (and that includes you) have kept some of our dear old folk alive.

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DOWN MEMORY LANE


ERROR DEESHA

In the ongoing belief that everything when I was a when-we was the best there ever was, including spring rolls, samoosas and ice cold shumba and don’t even get me flipping started on the quality of the meat and Matopos cheese, I suddenly remembered our national airline. Actually I also remembered that I knew an oke who got typhoid drinking shumba there by Vic Falls, but a) I don’t know if it was ice cold and b) accidents happen hey? Also c) it might have been a Castle Pilsner, but it’s a true story. Well the bit about the typhoid is. Anyway, Air Rhodesia is how it was spelled but never said. We never said anything the way it was spelled,

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SOME BOYHOOD MEMORIES

Most of what is written about life in Rhodesia is about war and little about the wonderful nature of the country itself during its age of innocence. After that came all the horror of the war and the end of a way of life, that although privileged now remains in my mind one of simple joys and peace.

Being a loner in my last couple of years as a schoolboy I would take any opportunity to get into the bush on my motorcycle. Fishing was my favorite pastime. Going out on the Mtoko road from Highlands in Salisbury to Chabwino dam was probably about 20 miles from the city.

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